Cullman Regional Airport

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Cullman Regional Airport–Folsom Field (CMD or KCMD formerly 3A1) is a 90-acre general aviation, public-use airfield located just north of Cullman in Cullman County at 231 Cullman County Road 1360 in Vinemont. It is owned and operated by the, Cullman Regional Airport Board, under the auspices of the City and County of Cullman.

Land for an airfield was purchased by the city and county in the 1950s from the Thompson, Drake, and Thornton families. Then-Governor Jim Folsom Sr supported the development of the airport, which was named in his honor. The first runway, a 2,000-foot east-west strip, was constructed soon later. By 1956 it was supplanted by the present north-south runway, originally 4,500 feet long. The Airport Board was incorporated that November and further improvements have been made using federal grant funds.

The single runway, designated 2/20, is now 5,500 feet long and 100 feet wide, at an elevation of 934 to 969 feet above mean sea level, and equipped with runway and taxiway lights and precision approach path indicators. The airport terminal building is equipped with an automatic weather observation station and The Prop full-service diner. Other structures include 56 T-hangars and 10 corporate hangars.

In 2009-2010 the airport handled 37,830 operations, averaging 103 per day. At that time 57 aircraft were based at Cullman Regional, of which 86% were single-engine planes, 5% were multi-engine planes, and 9% were helicopters.

Air Evac Lifeteam 15, Skydive Alabama and the Wallace State Flight School operate from Cullman Regional Airport.

Incidents

Early on the afternoon of Sunday January 5, 2020 a private plane flown by Tyler Wesley Walker, 40, crashed near the airport, killing him and his 10-year-old daughter, Brooklyn.

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